Jason Moore, ‘Air Guitar Roo’, winner of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that Nikon has partnered with The Comedy Wildlife Awards and the world-famous competition is now open for 2024 entries.

The Comedy Wildlife Awards are celebrating a decade of sharing charming images from around the world, and this year, Nikon is supporting this strong legacy as partner of the competition. To commemorate this exciting new partnership, the competition has officially been renamed ‘The Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards’, but the aim to help encourage the world to take part in the conservation conversation through hilarious wildlife images remains the same.

Entrants are invited to submit work that not only has the power to make people smile, but that encapsulates wildlife in all shapes and sizes – promoting the conservation of wildlife and their habitats through a humorous and positive message.

The entry shortlist will be judged by a panel of industry-leading photographers, which for the first time will include Nikon Creators such as Cameron Whitnall, Lara Jackson and Roxy Furman, who each possess a rich understanding and passion for both wildlife photography and conservation. They will be joining the regular cohort of expert judges, including renowned wildlife photographers and Nikon Ambassadors, Daisy Gilardini, and Charlie Hamilton James.

The competition is free to enter and is open to the public until it closes on July 31st 2024. The shortlist will be announced in September whereas the final winners will be announced in November of this year.

Submissions in the various categories will be in with a chance to win some impressive prizes, from a once in a lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, to a Nikon Z 30 camera. Other prizes include a Nikon Z 8 kit, and a brand-new iPad loaded with the latest Affinity Photo editing software for the Nikon Young Photographer winner.

Competition Categories include:

  • Alex Walker’s Serian Mammals
  • Spectrum Photo Birds
  • ThinkTANK Fish and other Aquatic Species
  • Insects
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Nikon Young Photographer (up to 25yrs.)
  • Nikon Junior Category (up to 16 yrs.)
  • Amazing Internet Portfolio Category
  • Video Category
  • Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award

For more information and how to enter, please visit


Born from a passion for wildlife, and decades of experience living & working in East Africa, Comedy Wildlife began its life modestly in 2015 as a photographic competition. Since then, steered by its founders, Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, it has grown into a globally renowned competition seen by millions of people every year, with sustainability at its heart and behind all its aims. In 2024 the competition is donating 10% of its profits to the Whitley Fund for Nature, supporting conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South

The free competition, open to wildlife photography novices, amateurs and professionals, celebrates the hilarity of our natural world and highlights what we need to do to protect it. From a surprised otter to a swearing turtle, Comedy Wildlife’s photographs transcend cultures and ages, to bring a smile to everyone’s face and with a mission to engage wildlife lovers everywhere to be part of a global conversation about conservation.



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